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Australian governments to meet for first COAG meeting of 2006 today

November 18th, 2018

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Friday, February 10, 2006

The Council of Australian Governments (COAG) will meet in Canberra today for its first meeting of 2006. Members of COAG are the Prime Minister, State Premiers, Australian Capital and Northern Territory Chief Ministers, and the President of the Australian Local Government Association. COAG is chaired by the Prime Minister.

On the agenda is a wide range of issues such as health, economic reform, regulation, and education.

The state leaders (all of whom are members of the Australian Labor Party), met last night to develop a strategy for dealing with John Howard, Australia’s Prime Minister.

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Deer and other animals found dead at Ball State University

November 18th, 2018

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Sunday, November 20, 2005

The carcasses of two deer, a coyote, and a possum were dumped in the Delta Gamma Iota fraternity house on the campus of Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana on November 10. The dead animals were apparently placed in the house while members slept. A repairman discovered the prank while working in the house’s kitchen.

Members left the house for at least a day while the animals were removed and the house was disinfected by the Delaware County Health Department.

The fraternity house is located off-campus and is recognized by Ball State — the DGI house is unaffiliated with the intra-fraternity council, however.

The animals were apparently “roadkill” (struck and killed by automobiles on the road). The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is investigating the incident due to the use of deceased animals in vandalism.

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2008 Boao Forum for Asia starts with sectors on economy, environment, and the Internet

November 18th, 2018

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Sunday, April 13, 2008

“2008 Boao Forum for Asia” started two days ago in Bo’ao, Hainan, China, and participated with government and industrial executives worldwide. Because revolutions in the Web 3.0 era have made a major impact on global economy, several elites from the Internet industry like Kai-Fu Lee provided forecasts for this key industry in the forum.

Furthermore, Vincent Siew, the vice-president elect, provided his comments in the forum. But two coalitions (Pan-Blues and Pan-Greens) declared different comments on Siew’s participation.

But due to a hot topic of environment and greenhouse effect, Rajendra Kumar Pachauri, winner of 2007 Nobel Peace Prize, commented on this forum: “There were several sectors on energy-saving, not governments, but the public should play a great role in this global warming era.”

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Three Walmart superstores open in Canada

November 17th, 2018

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Wednesday, November 8, 2006

Wal-Mart Canada’s first three supercenters opened in Ancaster, London and Stouffville, Ontario.

The idea originally started in the United States in late 2005 and was announced that it would be arriving in Canada.

Flat screen TVs suspended from the ceiling will feature a television network, featuring fashion shows of Wal-Mart’s clothing lines, TV commercials featuring brands the retailer carries, and corporate messages.

With an expanded selection of electronics, hardware, home and housewares, the Wal-Mart supercentre could be compared to Future Shop, Home Depot, Home Outfitters, Shoppers Drug Mart, and Fortinos. The supercentre has wider aisles, higher ceilings, clear signage, and cash registers in selected departments such as electronics and clothing.

“Our goal is to become the one-stop shop for customers,” said Mario Pilozzi, chief executive of Wal-Mart Canada. “You see how fresh that is today? We are going to maintain that freshness in these stores.”

Wal-Mart’s Canadian supercentres are more sophisticated then their U.S. counterparts, because Canadian grocers have created higher expectations among the average consumer, company officials say.

However, Wal-Mart openings are controversial in many communities. Activists claim they can be detrimental to local economies, driving out locally owned businesses, lowering wages, and leading to suburban sprawl.

Wal-Mart already has plans to open fourteen new supercentres in 2007, of them Scarborough, Sarnia, Brampton and Vaughan will be early in the year.

Parents arrested after putting baby on Craigslist

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Parents arrested after putting baby on Craigslist

November 17th, 2018

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Sunday, June 1, 2008

A couple from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada has been arrested on charges of public mischief after listing their seven day old baby girl on the popular Internet classified ads website Craigslist.

The listing claimed that the baby was unexpected, “healthy and very cute”. It asked CAN 10 000 for the baby. It also listed a phone number belonging to a stolen cellphone, which was used to find the couple.

It was first noticed by a 62-year old grandmother browsing the website for furniture, who said “I was shaking, and I thought, ‘Come on, how did this even get through?'” The couple claimed that the listing, which has since been removed, was a hoax.

The father, Jeremy Pete, had a history of car thefts and evasion of police, while the mother, 23-year-old Bethany Granholm, had convictions of property theft, fraud and impersonation. The parents have now been released, but charges are still being considered. The baby has been placed in provincial care.

A suspected copycat incident occurred just four days later, also offering a seven-day-old baby girl for CAN 10 000 on Craigslist. This incident turned out to be a hoax, and no child was in danger.

Last week saw a similar incident in Germany, where a couple listed a seven month old baby on eBay. In this case the police have launched a child trafficking investigation, despite the parents’ assertion that the listing was a joke.

Tips On Getting Motorcycle Insurance

November 17th, 2018

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The rates for motorcycle insurance in Harrisburg can really vary a good bit. The factors that can affect the cost of motorcycle insurance can come from a variety of items. This can include the amount of liability insurance, amount of coverage, and coverage extras, and a few other items. There are ways to reduce the cost on these items as well as a few other ways to reduce the cost.

There is a minimum amount of liability insurance that is required by the state of Pennsylvania. A person will definitely want to make sure that they meet these minimum requirements before agreeing to any new motorcycle insurance. Currently the requirements are coverage for at least $15,000 of bodily injury protection for any injuries or death that occurs for one person in an accident and at least $30,000 of bodily injury protection for more than one person in the accident. In addition to that, there must be $5,000 in coverage for property damage.

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How to Reduce the Cost of Motorcycle Insurance

Now once a person has met the minimum requirements for their motorcycle insurance they can then move forward in looking for ways to reduce their overall cost for motorcycle insurance Harrisburg, PA. A person can choose to either have complete motorcycle replacement coverage or not. By declining complete replacement coverage, they will pay less in insurance costs, but they will be responsible for the replacement of the motorcycle. It is a matter of whether a person feels like they can afford to pay for the replacement on their own or not.

For motorcycle insurance policies, a person has the choice of whether or not they want coverage for accidents with uninsured motorists or underinsured motorists. Most companies for auto insurance Harrisburg, PA recommend that a person keep this as part of their policy, but it is still an option. There are a lot of uninsured or underinsured motorists on the road, so this is actually a pretty risky move unless the motorcycle has little value as far as the replacement costs are concerned.

Finally, there are the available discounts. Most insurance companies offer various discounts for various things like multi policy discounts, discounts for increasing a deductible, safe driver discounts, discounts for completing motorcycle safety courses, discounts for being in a motorcycle club, or even discounts for keeping a motorcycle stored in a garage when not in use. There may be even more options for discounts.

Every person is unique in their needs for motorcycle insurance. It is always best to take a moment to assess all of the needs and then to contact multiple insurance companies. This will ensure the best savings.

Canada’s west coast battles high winds

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Canada’s west coast battles high winds

November 16th, 2018

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Thursday, November 16, 2006

Currently, there are blackouts, heavy rain, and high winds in British Columbia. Over 220,000 BC Hydro customers have no power. Buildings have already collapsed and trees have been knowed down. Five Vancouver rivers were in danger of flooding, which rain fell at 10 mm an hour for more than six hours at midday.

The steel frame of a four-storey building under construction in Vancouver collapsed. Construction workers escaped injury, luckily they were on a coffee break at the time of the incident. The steel frame crushed cars in a parking lot and missed a truck driver.

Citizens had to evacuate a subdivision of 30 homes. The winds smashed trees into houses in West Vancouver.

“We have some real fears here with electrical problems,” said Captain Rob Jones Cook of the Vancouver Fire Department. “This is impinging on electrical poles and lamp standards. We also have hydro bus lines running down two sides of the building.” The Vancouver Fire Department says they have no idea as to why the building collapsed.

Winds are gusting at more than 100 kilometres an hour (62 mph) in some areas and rainfall amounts of 50 to 130 millimetres.

According BC Hydro spokeswoman Elisha Moreno, the hardest-hit areas are Vancouver, Surrey, Langley, Abbotsford and Mission, B.C. “We’re trying to be optimistic and hoping it’s by end of day today, but there may very well be customers that are into the early-morning hours before restoration,” Moreno said.

Extensive ferry cancellations, road closures, and massive power outages are in effect until the storm ends.

The RCMP have advised people to stay home and off the highway.

The same heavy weather has also affected nearby Washington State, USA.

Apartment block blaze kills nine in Mississippi, US

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Apartment block blaze kills nine in Mississippi, US

November 16th, 2018

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Tuesday, December 29, 2009

A blaze at an apartment block killed nine people early yesterday morning in Mississippi, US. The dead included six young children, and the building was seriously damaged after fire broke out at 4 a.m. in Starkville.

All nine victims were in the same apartment in the two-story building, which was split into eight residences and sustained heavy damage to three of these. Firefighters had difficulty dealing with the emergency and were still there six hours after the fire began.

The youngest child was six months old and the eldest was four. No names have been released, and the disaster’s cause remains a mystery. Emergency services kept residents away while they cleaned up the scene.

Singapore Pc Dealers Gaining The Greatest Bargain

November 15th, 2018

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Retailers like Harvey Regular, Courts have dedicated laptop and electronic sections that have a whole host of makes and models. From laptop computers to desktop gadgets, there is generally a thing for everyone and the value ranges will suit just about any finances. The most effective point about these digital shops is the very fact that they have an installment policy with realistic interest rates – or f you have a credit score card, you will enjoy both a one -two 12 months installment method that is risk and curiosity no cost. You could get flooded by a sea of information and facts right here but they are neatly shown with their perks and characteristics emboldened by both text and a smiling, and actually waiting gross sales workers – prepared to speak to you and fill you in on the particulars left out.

If you choose the much more colloquial and no frills purchasing experience, I would endorse taking a quick trip down to Sim Lim Square and be shocked at the six floors of Singapore digital shops which market laptop computers, desktop personal computers and a full host of digital paraphernalia from cameras, digital video recording devices, mp3 players, most current computer tech and even cables and pins from a thousand various designs. It can be rather daunting as you might discover that once save appears suspiciously identical to the other but that is the charm of these kinds of a put. Sellers are bold and often get to the stage, with bargaining not being out of the question if you know your way all around the market location. This location is normally incredibly crowded, even in the early mornings of a week day so time all by yourself proper. You must go in being aware of what you want to get and what your funds is, or you will be easily distracted by shiny points you never will need that seem to be to end up in your credit card bill.

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If you like your air conditioning soundless and your support workers in matching uniforms, then head down to Funan IT mall, in which the crown prince, Challenger, sits atop the very last floor in all its laptop and gadgetry grandeur. This is a refined version of Sim Lim, with fancy keeping places and properly labeled enclosures with dizzying displays. Selling prices right here are marginally additional expensive but membership is obtainable for these interested in conserving up to and more than 10% of the retail price tag.

There are far more merchants abound in Singapore, and browsing for a person isn’t hard at all. On the other hand, if you are seeking for range and protection in your purchases, I would advise the aforementioned spots.

Possessing a computer system now in today’s planet is no more time a luxury but a necessity if we are to survive in the digital age where all of us moves by the digital super corridor that opened up about ten a long time ago. The likely of the internet is wonderful and we have to have to be plugged into it. In addition, the laptop or computer has turn into a centre for all that we do, like amusement, training, information and facts and even home business – so it has taken through almost all factors of our lives.

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Employment figures in Brazil up by 2.2% according to IBGE

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Employment figures in Brazil up by 2.2% according to IBGE

November 15th, 2018

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Thursday, February 14, 2008

According to the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE), the 2007 rate of employment in Brazil was 2.2% higher then figures for 2006. According to the IBGE the employment figures are at their highest since 2001.

The IBGE reported growth in employment levels for all the 14 regions surveyed, with the highest rates of increase being recorded in the states of São Paulo (with an increase of 3.5%) and the state of Paraná (with an increase of 3.1%). Região Nordeste and Minas Gerais had increases of 1.4% and 1.5% respectively.

According to the IBGE, the industries with the biggest increase in employment figures were food and drink, transport, metal and machinery. The biggest falls in employment figures were in footwear, woodwork and clothing.